10A Milford Street‚ Ipswich City

For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can't go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland - a monument there was erected in 1864 - you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.

As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can't help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop - with the city's coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won't be able to drag the kids away.

The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.

  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews

sadsac58

Aug 2019

An oasis within an oasis

Brilliant spot to kick back, enjoy a coffee or some very delicious food. Located in Queens Park, the park is beautiful and the cafe adds to the overall joy of visiting the park. more »

amberjlloyd

Aug 2019

Brilliant day trip!! They have everything!

We love Queens Park, especially the Nature Centre where you’ll find plenty of amazing Australian wildlife, including: kangaroos, emus, wombats, wallabies, bilbies, dingoes, an aviary full of birds... more »

Kathy W

Aug 2019

Fantastic surprise

We were heading for Queens park for some park time and found a great playground with a water feature and flying fox ride! Super! Then we stumbled upon a mini Australian zoo. For a gold coin donation... more »

Harold C

Jul 2019

Quite a discovery

This park must be among Ipswich's best kept secrets. It is very close to the city of Ipswich, offers lots of FREE parking and features an excellent coffee shop with a range of foods at a most... more »

Jenny M

Jul 2019

Grandparents day out

We had a great time. We are locals and haven't been in about 25 years, we are very impressed with the improvements especially the mini zoo, we will definitely be going again. Highly recommended, a... more »